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AYER NEWS
Miska soars to Eagle after sprucing up childcare center

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- Jacob Miska, sophomore at Ayer Shirley Regional High School, who is, according to his parents, a car nut, athlete, actor, and robotics whiz, can add another item to that list: Eagle Scout. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Good works are spread near and far

TOWNSEND -- There were no classes on Martin Luther King Day, but for a dedicated group it was an "on" day at school. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Learning tradition

On a recent cold Sunday, participants enjoyed a warm afternoon inside the Groton Public Library learning traditional rug-hooking with instructor Sandy Langley, of Hudson, NH. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Benjamin Hill ice skating rink open to the public

SHIRLEY -- More than two years in the planning and making, with its surface smoothly frozen after several days of frigid temperatures, the rink will soon be dedicated and named for Don Malloon, who is being recognized for his contributions to the project, Park Committee Chairman Donald Farrar said. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Work continues on goals set by selectmen

TOWNSEND -- A list of goals discussed by selectmen during the summer are well on the way to becoming reality. Full Story
SPORTS
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Ayer native has program points record in his sights

FITCHBURG - Every point is a big one, but there's no doubt Danny Baldino will remember his next one for a long time to come. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Harvard Schools Trust Gala menu to feature Lucia's Tavola

HARVARD -- The Harvard Schools Trust's Gala Committee met with Anne diCicco of Lucia's Tavola in Ayer to map out a menu for their upcoming 26th Annual Dinner-Theater Gala to be held on March 21, 2015. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
In Good Taste

Winter lasagna
By Dianne Bunis This baked lasagna gets it's divine taste from fresh herbs and veggies like, spinach, carrots, broccoli and onions plus sausage combined with low fat cheeses to make it lighter and healthier. Full Story
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Sundance Watch: Franco falls in love, Reed coy on engagement

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Full Story
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Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

“The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.